I had a followup appointment with my GP today to bring him up to date on the surgery. He had nothing to add about the prostate surgery.
Incontinence was not as bad as I first thought (make no mistake it is bad). The muscles seem to be working, not too sure how the whole will work.
Have problems if I cough, sneeze, laugh. Anytime I stand up the muscles are strong enough. I do not have any “urge” to go to the bathroom at any time. Have no idea what is in the bladder. Sorry if this is TMI, trying to be of help to anyone that is contemplating, or that has gone through the surgery.
Unless something goes seriously wrong, I am still on antibiotics for two more days, and have next followup appointment with Urologist/surgeon on July 17.
There will be a PSA test (which theoretically should be at zero).
Now that the catheter is out, life is much better. Had a good night’s sleep in my own bed last night. The cats (and the wife) were as happy as I was. But it was not all fun and games.
Along comes the next challenge. Incontinence. This is the new problem. I have been given a set of exercises that I thought only women did called kegels. This involves strengthening muscles that were destroyed/weakened when the prostate was removed. These will help overcome the incontinence. But at least I am mobile again.
Next appointment with Doctor is in six weeks to do a follow up PSA test.
The incisions are all healed, and with the catheter out the doctor left me with no restrictions. His parting comment was “if you feel comfortable doing it, go ahead and do it.” Up until today I had been walking around the house twice a day. This morning I did some time on the cross country “Gazelle” and walked this afternoon. I am back in street clothes, filled the bird feeders, ready to get back in the swing of things.
Have Cystogram number four scheduled today at 11:00 AM. Praying that the tears in the bladder are healed.
The cystogram showed no leakage. Praise the Lord!
Have follow up with doctor at 2:00 PM
At doctor’s office. The catheter has been removed. Praise the Lord!
The catheter is uncomfortable at best, painful at its worst. Still having problems sleeping. Catheter leaks bad a times when I move around, which is pretty much leaving me confined to the house (for seven weeks now) except for these medical appointments. I am able to do the ministry work (except when I am sleep deprived).
I miss being able to get out to church services, but the leaking, painful catheter, and lack of sleep are making that all but impossible.
I had a follow up visit with the surgeon today, just a “see how your doing visit.” The urologist decided he wanted to change out the catheter today to minimize infection risks. The procedure was uncomfortable but not painful.
We are scheduling yet another cystogram and followup visit for next Wednesday June 5. Lord willing the bladder will have healed up this time and the catheter can come out.
I was released from the hospital today. White blood count normal. Temp was down to normal. Have 10 days of antibiotics set up in pills.
Cystogram is still on for tomorrow, with followup with doctor. If bladder is healed catheter will finally be coming out.
Saw my doctor today. White blood count is down. Identified antibiotics I need. Temperature is down to normal.
Unless something changes tonight, I should go home tomorrow. Cystogram is still on schedule for Wednesday with follow up appointment with doctor.
Lord willing the catheter will come out on Wednesday.
Haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks. Had multiple bladder spasms last night. Praying for a good night’s sleep tonight!
Phil 4 6-7
Antibiotics are doing their thing. White blood count dropping.
Hospital doctor tells me earliest release date is Tuesday.
This infection may put Wednesday’s cystogram and catheter removal at risk.
My urologist is supposed to stop in tomorrow.
Have a low fever today. Feeling blah.
Sinuses are causing heavy coughing again.
Just an all around bad day today.
Fever went up, doctor had me go to ER.
UTI is bad. Being admitted to hospital. Getting hi-test antibiotics.
Have had cloudy content and sediment in catheter. Doctor has started me on 7 days of antibiotics.
I had a rough night last night. Took a pain pill, having discomfort with catheter. Pain pill was not helping.
Woke up after midnight, had a couple of bladder spasms. Asked for some prayer on Facebook. Felt the peace of God come over me almost immediately. Phil 4:7
Also having some stomach problems this week.